Pros: snacks, long breaks, no dress code (don't have to wear ann taylor clothing)
Cons: healthcare taxes, poorly organized management, not enough hours, no significant associate sale benefits
Typical day at work: walking around with hardly any customers to assist due to scarcity of the area. So you tend to get tired faster from boredom rather than labor. It actually is better during rush time or holiday sales where you are constantly on your feet.
I learned that... I like to interact with people as much as possible and I had the opportunity – more... to work with modern and effective registers so I am comfortable training with such devices.
Management: depending upon the manager, personalities varied greatly. Some of them took their jobs more seriously than others. Those that had this as their career tended to be more harsh and insensitive towards others. Granted, I can understand that it is serious to them, but I did experience rudeness on several occasions and for reasons that were never excusable.
My co-workers were very hard-working and personable. They are the ones that taught me everything I knew.
Hardest part of the job was learning the "ins & outs" of the cash register (i.e. the codes and procedures).
Most enjoyable part was unboxing and sorting merchandise since it was sort of like "down time" where taking your time was more necessary and I was capable of taking a breath and letting go of stress. – less